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VSU and Central Georgia Technical College Sign Pathways Program Agreement

Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) and Valdosta State University (VSU) signed a Pathways Program agreement on Tuesday, June 10, during a ceremony at CGTC’s Macon campus. Through the agreement, CGTC students who successfully earn an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Applied Technology degree are eligible to work toward a Bachelor of Applied Science in human capital performance or Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership at VSU.

“This new articulation agreement with Valdosta State University will greatly benefit our students,” said Dr. Ivan H. Allen, president of CGTC. “At CGTC, our primary focus is our students and how we can assist them with finding success in the workforce in order to support their families and the local economy as a tax payer. We are maintaining this focus by working to offer our students greater opportunities to advance their education after graduation. We are pleased to have VSU as a partner in this process.”

The Pathways Program centers on the priorities of Complete College Georgia (CCG), an initiative developed to increase the number of Georgians earning a college degree. In 2012, institutions in both the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the University System of Georgia (USG) submitted plans to achieve the ambitious goal of adding more than 250,000 postsecondary graduates to Georgia’s workforce by 2020. 
“Valdosta State is pleased to develop a partnership with Central Georgia Technical College and look forward to expanding the opportunity for more students to complete their college degree,” said VSU President William J. McKinney. “This partnership represents an important piece of Valdosta State’s commitment to Gov. Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative. It is these types of collaborative relationships that will assist more students in earning the credentials they desire, and helping to create a more highly educated and prepared workforce throughout Georgia.”


Dr. Ivan Allen (left), CGTC President and VSU President William J. McKinney ceremonially sign the agreement that will lead to greater educational opportunities for CGTC students as representatives from both schools look on.


Submitted by Janet Kelly
June 10, 2014


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